Forbes, in a recently published article, is reporting on the healthcare industry and focusing its attention on the role hospitals play in lowering and controlling healthcare costs. The article points out the obstacles to controlling costs are mainly because “U.S. healthcare consumers aren’t influentially equipped and government interventions continue to be driven by a handful of powerful medical device and pharmaceutical suppliers” – and concludes that “the market for healthcare cannot be analyzed using standard supply-and-demand curves.”

The article offers recommendations to remedy this, and points out the role reprocessing plays in the solution. The author interviewed experts from Innovative Health, an AMDR member company and the largest U.S. medical device reprocessor specializing in cardiology, along with other experts in the field. The article reports that these experts “all reinforced the same point: hospital decision-makers still must turn the tables on the manufacturer.” Read More.